USA Cycling offers collegiate scholarships

USA Cycling announced Friday that it is accepting applications for the 2007 John Stenner Collegiate Cycling scholarships. The organization will be awarding two $1,250 scholarships to the top male and female applicants. Scholarships will be awarded to full-time student-athletes who have demonstrated excellence in academics, community involvement with an emphasis on collegiate team development and competitive cycling results.

All applicants must be full-time students for the 2007-08 academic year. The applicant must also be a U.S. citizen, a member of a current USA Cycling collegiate cycling club and hold a current USA Cycling collegiate racing license. All applications must be received by December 1, 2007, and winners will be announced December 15. The application can be found at USA Cycling's website.

The scholarships are made possible by a fund to honour the memory of Stenner, a 1992 Olympian one of the founding fathers of the National Collegiate Cycling Association (NCCA). Stenner died at the age of 29 when he was struck by a pick-up truck while traveling home from work in May, 1994, near Mead, Colorado. Following his death, a scholarship fund in his name was established, and the original donations have since been converted into an endowment. The John Stenner Collegiate Cycling Scholarship awards continue to be funded by the annual donations to the USA Cycling Development Foundation.

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